Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Music Voyager Launches World Wide

Music Voyager, the new travel and music television series hosted by Cumbancha founder Jacob Edgar, launched worldwide this past weekend on National Geographic Music and Adventure channels. This week the show rolls out on Public Television Stations across the US. Check here to see if your local station is broadcasting the show. If your station is missing make sure let them know to get the show scheduled!

Cumbancha's home station Vermont Public Television airs the show tonight and the show's launch was covered by the excellent music journalists at 7days and The Burlington Free Press! The first episode of this weekly series takes place in Mumbai, India where Jacob meets up with Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra.

Music Voyager is twittering here and you can become a fan of Music Voyager on Facebook. Let us know what you think of the show!


music-based travel series Music Voyager invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. In each episode, ethnomusicologist and world music record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world’s best songs. Along the way, he receives a backstage pass to concert halls, street festivals, recording studios and rehearsal rooms. With local musicians as his guide, Edgar tastes exotic food, visits off-the-beaten path attractions and parties at hidden venues only the locals know. His unexpected adventures and surprising discoveries unveil the magic, mystery and music of far-off lands.

Mumbai – February 9, 9:30pm
Jacob visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Jacob learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. With live performances and insightful conversation, Kailash Kher and Sona reveal what lies at the soul of their sound, while giving Edgar an eye-opening tour of the city and its surroundings.

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